King Charles 'very disappointed' by Harry and Meghan's move: 'It's sad'

Prince Harry will be attending the King's coronation without Meghan Markle or their children.

After months of speculation, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have finally revealed their coronation plans. On Wednesday, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Harry would be travelling to take part in the Westminster Abbey ceremony taking place on May 6.

However, Meghan and their two children, 1-year-old Lilibet and Archie, 3, will not be attending, choosing to stay put in California during the event. According to The Sun, King Charles was “very disappointed” by the couple’s controversial decision.

L: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. R: King Charles
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision has 'disappointed' King Charles. Photo: Getty

While he is glad that his ‘darling boy’ will be at the monumental event, he would have loved to have seen Meghan and his two grandchildren.

“It’s sad but the King understands the situation,” the insider told the publication. “The King is happy that Harry, his son, who he calls his ‘darling boy’ will be at the Abbey.


“He wanted him there. It is sad, he is very disappointed that he won’t see Meghan or his grandchildren but he understands the situation.”

It is understood that Archie and Lilibet were considered too young to attend their grandfather’s coronation, so Meghan is staying in Montecito with them.

Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
Harry and Meghan famously reunited with the royal family for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Photo: Getty

Real reason behind Meghan’s absence

This comes after royal commentator and author Omid Scobie shared his views about the decision made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

He hinted that Archie’s fourth birthday lands on May 6, and this is possibly the driving force behind the royal couple’s choice.

“I understand that Archie’s fourth birthday (also on May 6) played a factor in the couple’s decision,” he tweeted. “Expect it to be a fairly quick trip to the UK for Prince Harry, who will only be attending the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey.”

Meghan Markle holding Archie, with Prince Harry watching
Meghan will likely be spending Archie's fourth birthday with family and friends. Photo: Getty


Royal fans praised the family’s decision on Twitter, with many saying that it seemed to be the smartest option.

“Again, [Harry] showing a lot of diplomatic skills and maturity here because this is the best possible outcome,” one person pointed out.

“I’m so happy our good sister is staying home with her children, and also happy that Harry is going to support his father,” another added.

“I’m sure Harry and Meghan weighed all their options and made the best decision for their family. Hopefully Harry’s coronation attendance is as safe and stress free for him as possible,” a third remarked.

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